Rebellious Mourning – Talk by Cindy Milstein

Welcome to Lymy on Friday June 8 at 6 pm to hear about Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief (AK Press, 2017) from the editor of the book Cindy Milstein. After the presentation, we will continue the evening in Lymy! Bring cash for books and drinks. The event is in English.

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“Rebellious Mourning uncovers the destruction of life that capitalist development leaves in its trail. But it is also witness to the power of grief as a catalyst to collective resistance.”—Silvia Federici, author of Caliban and the Witch

We can bear almost anything when it is worked through collectively. Grief is generally thought of as something personal and insular, but when we publicly share loss and pain, we lessen the power of the forces that debilitate us, while at the same time building the humane social practices that alleviate suffering and improve quality of life for everyone. Addressing tragedies from Fukushima to Palestine, incarceration to eviction, AIDS crises to border crossings, and racism to rape, the intimate yet tenacious writing in this volume shows that mourning can pry open spaces of contestation and reconstruction, empathy and solidarity.

Cindy Milstein is the author of Anarchism and Its Aspirations, co-author of Paths toward Utopia: Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism, and editor of the anthology Taking Sides: Revolutionary Solidarity and the Poverty of Liberalism.

More info on the book: https://www.akpress.org/rebellious-mourning.html

Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/367213377132714/

Event in Tampere on June 9: https://www.facebook.com/events/330037710856208/

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Accessibility info for Lymy:
The space is not wheelchair accessible, there are steps leading (downwards) into the space and three steps up to the restroom. We ask that everyone who enters the space not assume consent for anything from anyone, including being photographed.